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Malcolm X Shabazz High School

Building the next generation of technology leaders


About Our School

Malcolm X Shabazz High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school. Founded as South Side High School in 1914, the school was renamed in 1972 in memory of Malcolm X Shabazz.

Unique Fact

We have recently commissioned our Global Courtyard featuring brand new mural of Malcolm X by renowned artist B. Mike of New Orleans.

School Information

  • Principal

    Atiba Buckman

  • Address

    80 Johnson Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07108

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  • Parent Liaison

    Kinshema Hughes

  • School Hours

    8:10 am - 2:40 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Black, Gold
    Bottom: Black, Khaki

  • Before School Options

    None offered at this school

  • After School Options

    None offered at this school

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More Information

Seats Available
Seats Available in Entry Grade last Year Grade 9: 121 NA
Percentage of Applicants Who Listed This School
1st and Were Matched to this School Last Year
School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
97% 7%
School Data
Average Section Size Student to Teacher Ratio Teachers with 5 or more years of experience Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Teachers Percentage of Teachers with Advanced Degrees
25 12 to 1 50% 1% 63%
Gradution Rates
Graduation Rates 2020-2021 Graduation Rates 2021-2022 Graduation Rates 2022-2023
56% 64% 71%
Number of Devices 1:1

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data